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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 30, 2007 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help downloading to itunes

SDH,

Would you not want to convert from wav to aac as opposed to converting from mp3 to aac? My thinking, and correct me if I'm wrong, but when going from wav to mp3 you lose quality and would then lose quality again going from mp3 to aac. I'v always burned the wav's to disk and then upload to my ipod which automatically converts to aac. Perhaps you end up with the same final product, but in theory is sounds good.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jul 1, 2007 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Help downloading to itunes

Technically you are indeed correct. Now in my case, almost all of my shows, I obtained in MP3 format, and cant see any gain in quality if the files are first downloaded in MP3 fomat, converting to WAV, burning to CD and then uploading to iTunes to get in AAC vs. manually converting the orginal MP3 file directly to AAC without the middle step; but I do realize it would be different if the original files were lossless and not MP3. I have not been able to notice any loss in quality going from the original MP3 to AAC (I do realize there is a loss in the additional compression, I just cant hear it). But again, I am not doing my listening on a primo sound system. Back in the days when I used to spend more money on audio than I did on food and shelter, I bet I would have noticed a difference.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-07-01 15:51:00